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Mountain Climbing in Argentina

Argentina is a vast and diverse land, ranging from the tropics of the North, the Pampas and Andes in the West, Buenos Aires in the East, and the mighty Patagonia in the South. Mountain climbing is an excellent activity to get to know the underbelly of this fine country.

Argentina conjures up images of huge and vast desolate plains framed by towering and majestic mountains, with flat grass fields and romantic cities littering the landscape. The Andes and Patagonia are two of the most impressive natural wonders on earth, with Buenos Aires being one of the great world cities. Mountain climbing on the famous mountains in this country is an unbelievably special experience, as the wide array of landscapes and sheer epic scale of the scenery takes the breath away. Take a pick from our selection of mountain climbing trips in Argentina, and prepare to fall in love with this exquisite place!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Rutger de Groen

5.00

August, 2022

3-day Cerro San Bernardo ascent in the Cordon del Plata, Mendoza

San Bernardo was my first 4k plus summit ever. Guillermo is a very good guide and helped me learn how to encounter such a summit. It went really well, which resulted in a very pleasent expidition!

Rutger de Groen

5.00

August, 2022

3-day Cerro Penitentes (4,350m) climb in the Andes, near Mendoza

Although we didnt climb penitentes due to weather circumstances, I would still rate Mirador del Tolosa a 5 star. The climb was amazing. There was a lot of snow, which made the trip very challenging but really nice!!

Maria Stinner

5.00

April, 2022

2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit

Highly recommended!!! Joaquín and Venina were fantastic and fun guides! On the first day we went out to approx 3200m for acclimatization and enjoyed a delicious meal next to the tent with fantastic views. On the second day we went up to the summit. We felt save and in great company during the whole trip. Communication before and after was easy, fast and helpful e.g. for renting some equipment. Would definitely do it again!

Lawrence Carter

5.00

March, 2022

Climb Aguja Guillaumet 2579m in Patagonia

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Mat Wood

5.00

January, 2022

Mount Tronador 3-day guided climbing tour

Craig is a great guide and even better person. I would recommend him 100 times over for any backcountry adventure in Patagonia.

Matthew M.

5.00

January, 2022

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

Awesome!

Tatsuya Sato

5.00

January, 2022

Cerro Eléctrico, 1-day guided ascent from El Chaltén

Merlin is a well accomplished climber, and he has shared with me his knowledge abs skills while we were climbing. Climbing Cerro Electrico was very physically demanding, but I had an amazing time climbing with him. I can’t wait to climb other peaks with him again.

Tatsuya Sato

5.00

January, 2022

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

Mojon Rojo was my second climb with Merlin (I climbed Cerro Electrico with him 2 days earlier.) But it was like climbing with your old friend. I had an amazing time climbing with him. His climbing skills and knowledge are top notch. I can’t wait to climb more peaks in Patagonia with him.

Robyn Collins

5.00

January, 2022

3-day Cerro Penitentes (4,350m) climb in the Andes, near Mendoza

The entire trip from the admin side with explore-share to Guillermo’s organisation and personality was superb. The mountain is stunning, with vivid colours of the rainbow. Guillermo provided support, humour and knowledge along the way to the summit with breath taking views of Aconcagua and the Andes. I spent New Year’s Eve playing cards, drinking the finest Cab Franc from Zapata wine, salami from Tandil, and trying to identify the constellations in the magical sky, near the fire with Guillermo. Highly recommended.

Tomas Ichaso

5.00

September, 2021

Climbing Lanin Volcano, 3776m

My rating for the winter ascent of Lanin volcano is 10/10 in every possible aspect. Luis organized perfectly well the whole ascent and assembled a great team of guides (Ramiro, Gabriel and Jonathan) who came with him to the mountain. The day before, we met in San Martin to check the equipment. On day one, after the hike up to the refuge, we went over the techniques and gear needed for the summit day (self-arrest, avalanche safety equipment, etc.). Summit day is demanding, but exceptional! The views from the summit include Villarica, Llaima and Copahue volcanoes to the north, and Tronador, Puntiagudo and Osorno to the south. Booking through Explore-Share was very smooth and easy, the customer service is the best!

Sophie T.

5.00

January, 2020

2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit

This was truly a wonderful two days, I had one objective which was to experience altitude prior to beginning a long high altitude expedition in the coming days. Joaquin curated the two days around this objective and we headed to an area off the beaten track. I just loved this and feel so fortunate to have experienced this area, the Guanaco's were fascinating and I just loved watching them and spotting them in the mountains. Joaquin provided me with so much knowledge and useful tips to help me during my expedition. The two days ended in an unexpected storm which just added to the fun and really rounded out what was one of the most memorable hikes I have done to date. Next time I'm back in Mendoza I will definitely call on Joaquin again.

Erik Roslund

5.00

January, 2020

Guided ascent to Cerro Electrico in one day

Our Guide Juan did an excellent job . He was courteous, informative and a pleasure to spend the day with . He’s an experienced climber and knows his way around the mountains . I would definitely contact Juan again for any future adventures . Well worth every penny !

Balázs Szili

5.00

January, 2020

Aconcagua guided climb in only 12 days

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Elaine Mau

5.00

January, 2020

Climb Aguja Guillaumet 2579m in Patagonia

Indio was an amazing guide! I am safe and sound on the ground now :) He was very knowledgeable about the terrain and weather patterns; he changed plans, urged me to move faster accordingly. He answered all my questions and was really patient with my slowness. As for the climb, it's a great intro to Alpine world. I'm primarily a rock climber, so the ice/snow part was all new. The ice/snow part was strenuous, but doable as a completely newbie, and basically you can be pulled up or lowered if you're struggling. Approach was long, rocky, and windy. What a great experience. Highly recommend Indio and the climb!

Anders Viken

4.00

January, 2020

Ascent to 6732-meter Llullaillaco Volcano

I dont know where to start. But david do not speak english, as he said and lupe from explore and share said he did. But I was thinking okay ill get to practice My spanish. But we had some trouble in communication. And there was some bad communication between david and Explorer and share so i did not get the expedition i bought. I paid My self for 3 days at hostels and hotels althoug it was included also 100 dollars extra for base camp at llullaillaco. At grand tolar david left me at gave me a local guide lorenzo also only speaking spanish but really nice and peacefull and great Guy by the way. But david said he has problems so he had to go. When i got down from summit no david. So i write to him a litle angry where he was and where My stuff was and he was in a city 3 hours away. But he got me some transport to him and ill ended up paying for My hotel there to. Now to the good things. The expedition where beutyfull. And david know whats good for you i got good aklimatation and most places where absolutely stunning. Will i recomend david. Probely not. Unless you speak spanish and make sure everthing is sorte out and no misunderstandings.

John Lucasuk

5.00

January, 2020

Cerro Solo 3-day guided ascent, El Chalten

Juan is a knowledgable, personable and strong guide. Cerro Solo is a great short peak for those wishing to hone their skills. Campsite is beautiful

Deborah Liao

5.00

December, 2019

Ojos del Salado (6893m) 15-day mountaineering program, Catamarca

This review was for a guide (Gaston Lopez) sent by Hernan. This was the worst guiding I've experienced on any trip taken over the last 8 years on over a dozen trips around the world. Numerous issues that you would not expect from a guide who's been certified for 12+ years. The most significant being: suggested I could wear normal hiking boots on a 6016 meter mountain (Nevado San Francisco) when I've always worn doubles on 6000 and even on cold 5000 meter mountains. An inexperienced person could have had foot issues/frost bite as it was cold the day we summited. Not knowing the route on Ojos - he suggested we try for the summit at 13:30 after moving from Arenal to the higher camp, but couldn't provide an answer when I asked what the average time was for people to summit when leaving from the high camp. We eventually had to turn around from this summit attempt because he seriously misjudged the timing and lost the route during our ascent. After this failed attempt, he said we'd make another attempt the following morning and that it would take maybe 7 hours up and 5 hours down, meaning we'd need to leave by 8:00 at the absolute latest to make it back before dark. The next morning he was still sleeping at 7:00, and hadn't mentioned anything about departure time the night before, so I left before him and led myself up to the plateau before he caught up and we went the rest of the way together. By this point I had lost all confidence in his guiding ability, advice, and planning, so I made the decision to leave on my own for the summit because I knew he wasn't leaving me enough time by sleeping in. Other issues: every time this guide verbalized the itinerary, it was different (he was clearly very disorganized and lacked basic planning skills); this was the worst and cheapest food I've experienced on any trip. Example: after an 11-hour summit day, we had canned lentils, canned vegetables, rice, tuna, and tomatoes mixed together for dinner vs. other teams that ate grilled meat, stir fry, hamburgers, tacos, etc. There was also inadequate/low quality breakfast of cookies and cereal only, as opposed to other teams eating eggs, toast with jam & peanut butter, bread/chapati, etc.; of all the guided teams at Las Grutas, we didn't have paperwork for the car to get past the gendarmie post so we had to get a ride from someone else to Nevado (shows poor planning and logistics); pacing was not great and he was so far ahead of me most of the time that he had no idea what my pace was, not to mention this is a dangerous practice in terms of keeping an eye on your client; guide had no hand sanitizer and didn't wash hands when preparing food; guide incorrectly told me I was developing HAPE because of a cough I tend to get at altitude but my oxsat was 83% and resting heart rate was ~95 bpm at 5500 meters.

David Lee

5.00

December, 2019

2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit

Overall, this was a fantastic hike. You get some astonishing views and can take different routes according to your fitness level and interest. Personally, I enjoyed our quick stay at the high camp where we got to meet several people who were acclimatising for their ascends to the higher peaks. Also, we really enjoyed the time with Joaquin. Thanks to his fun personality and intersting conversations (also fluent in English which helped in my case) the time together went by way too quickly. Even before the beginning of the trip he gave us a lot of proactive advise when we wanted to choose a route that suited our demands and later he helped us with finding places to get some extra gear. During the trip and thanks to Joaquins deep knowledge of the region, he was able to adapt the route we were taking when my friend suffered from some altitude sickness. Also, a big plus was the great food that we had during the trip, including some (fantastic!) homemade carrot mayo and the asado we prepared on the first evening which was the best meal we had in Argentina.

Thomas Myrmel

5.00

December, 2019

Climbing Mount Alvear in Tierra del Fuego (2 days)

Due to events outside of our control, our trip has to be modified, Gabriel was very flexible and understanding. Together with the guide Manuel, we managed to create an amazing trip in this stunning environment. Both guides were thorough, friendly, knowledgeable about the trail, local floral and fauna and surrounding geography. An absolute must for anyone visiting ushuaia!

Tina Nef

5.00

November, 2019

2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit

Destino Montana was a superb guiding service. I would highly recommend them!

Remo

5.00

March, 2019

2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit

I did a four days mountaineering tour with Joaquin and it was great. Joaquin understands to put the foucs on the needs of the customers and his knowledges about the region in the Andes is quite extensive. It was especially great beacuse the nice personality of Jaoquin allowed us to have good talks and insights about the Argentinian culture and life. Can only recommend him!

Jerry Bierbower

5.00

February, 2019

14-Day Ojos del Salado (6898m) ascent with acclimatization

You People there at Explore have really put a great trip together. I don,t know how you could improve on this. Thanks forgiving me the chance to experience Chile!

Conor Coady

5.00

February, 2019

Ascent to Tronador, Argentinean Peak

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Charles B

5.00

February, 2019

Cerro Madsen 1-day guided ascent

Mi novia y yo pasamos un día con Merlín en el Cerro Madsen. Ella es nueva en el alpinismo y él le dio la confianza para lograr algo único y emocionante. Estuvimos en el momento de la caminata completa y terminamos queriendo volver para algo más desafiante la próxima vez. Verdaderamente una experiencia de primer nivel. Volveremos para esquiar en breve.

James Ryan

4.00

February, 2019

Expedition to Mount Aconcagua, 6962 m

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Tony

5.00

February, 2019

Aconcagua 360°, 19-day expedition from Valle de Vacas

The expedition was great. Andy was a great guide who was very attentive to all the climbers and was constantly checking how we were feeling both physically and emotionally. He was always focused on one objective, to get us all to the summit and back down safely. In this regard he would always go the extra mile! Andy is the best guide i have climbed with by far and all guides should be as professional and attentive as him. The food was fine for a non meat eater but there is only so much cheese someone can eat no matter how well it is served:grinning: The huts and tents were all good. The mountain was hard, the summit was harder! I was totally exhausted but felt great after the summit. The Hotel was good with a nice pool and Mendoza was a really nice place to be with very nice people. All in all a great trip with a great group of climbers and two of the best guides. Would I recommend this trip? simple answer is..... Hell yeahh!!

Luc Morin

5.00

January, 2019

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

It was a true life experience. I enjoy every moment of it. Our guides were excellent and inka facilities for this journey were up to par with what I expected.

Alberto B

5.00

December, 2018

Cerro Madsen 1-day guided ascent

Ascensione di un giorno al Cerro Madsen, giornata perfetta. Partenza ore 4 sorseggiando del buon mate, ascensione perfetta con una giornata di pieno sole ed arrivati in vetta il Fitz Roy che si è mostrato del tutto nella sua bellezza! ottima esperienza, professionalità e simpatia con Merlin, giornata conclusa davanti a una buona pizza e una birra fresca in paese! consigliatissimo!

Diana

5.00

November, 2018

Cerro Madsen 1-day guided ascent

Booking with explore-share was so easy, Lupe was fantastic and despite it being so close to my trip date, very helpful and extremely responsive. Merlin was the perfect guide: knowledgeable, competent, patient, motivating and upbeat. We had snow on the ascent of Madsen but the clouds cleared for really excellent views of Piedras Blancas glacier, the valley below, and Fitz Roy. Thanks for the highlight of an incredible two weeks in Patagonia!

Joe McMahon

5.00

October, 2018

The Aguja Guillaumet guided alpine climbing

Awesome three-day climb of the Aguya de Guillaumet, challenging but incredibly rewarding, especially due to the exceptional views from the top (Fitzroy seemed to be within touching distance!) Thanks for such an excellent trip Merlin, will remember it for ages!

Anne-Laure Tinardon

5.00

October, 2018

Cerro Penitentes 2-day guided ascent in Mendoza

These 2-days in Cerro Penitentes were amazing in the environnement of Aconcagua and the Andes in general. Eduardo has been very professional, very reactive to my questions before and during the trek, very aware or my wellness. We had a very good time and I should recommend it for sure.

Rachel Mueller

4.00

September, 2018

3 days of mountain ski in Ushuaia

Sebastian was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and thoughtful in his safety decisions. He is also just a great guy to ski with - we had a blast with him!

Ken

5.00

April, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

I’m writing this short review as I’m often asked by climbing friends who shall I climb with on Aconcagua? Let me tell you !hand on my heart INKA is the best on the mountain.! I have climbed across the globe Alaska, Andes, Himalaya and in the Karakoram in Pakistan. I have have utilised INKA on two occasions and I believe they have the best knowledge and logistics on the mountain. Their staff care about YOU.. as you are their number one priority. They will ensure your time on the mountain is safe and you return safe even if you don’t reach the summit. So many times I have watched operators in other countries guiding clients to the summit when they should have been turned around, this has been with drastic results. That is why I always use professional companies and word of mouth . Trust me INKA are the best. Aconcagua is a tough challenge high altitudes coupled by sometimes extreme cold , require you to be fit mentally and physically. I have in the past fell to AMS and had to turn around near a summit, that is the smart thing to do.! Better to go home and re plan , the mountain will always be there. I’ve lost friends on mountains and speak from experience. INKA guides are registered and highly experienced, they will watch you carefully and monitor your oxygen levels and general well being throughout your climb. There is an excellent set up at Plaza de Mulas where if you need a rest day you will be cared for. Many of my friends have used INKA and I will continue to recommend them for their expertise I’m writing this short review as I’m often asked by climbing friends who shall I climb with on Aconcagua? Let me tell you !hand on my heart INKA is the best on the mountain.! I have climbed across the globe Alaska, Andes, Himalaya and in the Karakoram in Pakistan. I have have utilised INKA on two occasions and I believe they have the best knowledge and logistics on the mountain. Their staff care about YOU.. as you are their number one priority. They will ensure your time on the mountain is safe and you return safe even if you don’t reach the summit. So many times I have watched operators in other countries guiding clients to the summit when they should have been turned around, this has been with drastic results. That is why I always use professional companies and word of mouth . Trust me INKA are the best. Aconcagua is a tough challenge high altitudes coupled by sometimes extreme cold , require you to be fit mentally and physically. I have in the past fell to AMS and had to turn around near a summit, that is the smart thing to do.! Better to go home and re plan , the mountain will always be there. I’ve lost friends on mountains and speak from experience. INKA guides are registered and highly experienced, they will watch you carefully and monitor your oxygen levels and general well being throughout your climb. There is an excellent set up at Plaza de Mulas where if you need a rest day you will be cared for. Many of my friends have used INKA and I will continue to recommend them for their expertise

Ricardo Santucci

5.00

March, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

the infrastructure supporting the expedition is perfect and the team very professional. Really Aconcagua Specialists!!

Jens Hauge Andersen

5.00

March, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

The guide was not Sebastian Tetilla but Javier Guiterez and Matias Hidalgo Nicosia

Alejandra Bazzi

5.00

February, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

They totally rock! They made everything to be perfect. Best in town if you are thinking about Aconcagua. Professionals, they are passionate about what they do. Long story short: contact them and let the game begin!

Nicholas Francoeur

1.00

February, 2018

Expedition to Mount Aconcagua, 6962 m

Gaston Oyarzun is obviously an excellent climber/mountaineer, but he lacks a great deal of organization/logistics. This applies to all aspects of the expedition, from food to itinerary.

Armand Comeau

3.00

February, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

Just one thing; Ivan don't understand my need in base camp when I ask for a single tent at this place. I think with a single tent that was more easy for me to sleep. But In generally Ivan and Juan Pedro are good boys. It's diificult for me to rate Guide and Trip. I didn't finished. I can rate only for the half trip.

Fernando Gemi

5.00

January, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

Great and lovely people !! Everything was very professional. We had a great time in our treeking. We hope see you soon. Special tks to Fer Palacio and Ariel. Abraços do Brasil!!

Brian Banta

5.00

January, 2018

Climb Aguja Guillaumet 2579m in Patagonia

Indio is an awesome guide and all around great guy. The trip up Aguja Guillaumet is absolutely amazing, we took the Comensana-Fonrouge route cause the Amy coluoir was in bad condition. Indio found a two day window of good weather for the climb. He also spent a day climbing in town to go over "systems" and gauge my ability. A great trip I will never forget. Can't say enough good things about Indio!

Matthew

5.00

January, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

Extremely happy with the whole experience. These guys will go an extra mile to help your dreams come true. You can book it with full confidence!

Naomi Altman

5.00

January, 2018

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

I enjoyed the previous rock climbing trip so much! We had a fantastic time climbing, it has been an awesome time in Patagonia.

George B

5.00

January, 2018

Paso del Cuadrado Alpine Climbing

I have been fortunate enough to visit El Chalten twice this year. The first time was with friends and we used Mountaineering Patagonia to climb Cerro Madsen. The weather was terrible, but the experience could not have been better. This winter though, I took my parents down and we signed up for Paso Del Cuadrado. We were joking today that it was the best hike we have ever been on. The guides (Martin and Max) met us the night before to check gear and go over the route. They were very good at explaining every detail. They met us the next morning with hot coffee and even better attitudes. As my mother put it, they set the perfect pace as we climbed 4000 vertical feet over 7 miles. I repeat the trip could not have been better. We made it to the pass with ease, never feeling out of control or unsafe. Bottom line: I am going to keep coming back to El Chalten and every time I will visit Merlin and his staff and go on one of their hikes. You would be foolish to not go with them.

CDR1999

5.00

December, 2017

Cerro Madsen 1-day guided ascent

Merlin and his team worked with us to customize our trip to ensure we had an amazing time during our week in El Chalten. We completed a fantastic trek and climbed Cerro Madsen. The changeable weather in Patagonia means that you need to be flexible and Merlin's suggestions and his willingness to tailor his services to suit the conditions really enhanced our experience. The friendly, experienced and knowledgeable guides ensured we always felt safe and secure even when operating outside our comfort zone!

Rob E

5.00

November, 2017

The Aguja Guillaumet guided alpine climbing

Aguja Guillaumet con Merlin escalada montañismo en la Patagonia fue una experiencia magnífica. Merlin era flexible con las fechas y se aseguró de que tenía la ventana óptima para la excursión de tiempo de 3 días. Se ocupó de todos los detalles del viaje y estaba muy bien informado sobre la región y la ruta. Me impresionó especialmente la comida para la excursión que organizó y siempre estábamos bien alimentados. Yo recomendaría un viaje de escalada alpina con el montañismo Patagonia, sé que regresaré.

wanderbaby

5.00

November, 2017

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

Subimos al mojón Rojo con Merlin y no puedo decir suficientes cosas buenas. Fue una experiencia excepcional. Merlin es un excelente guía (ES certificado) con mucha paciencia, liderazgo, y atención a la seguridad. Por no mencionar, que es muy buena! Incluso nos servía café caliente en la cama (bueno, bivy sacos) cuando nos despertamos a las 4:00 am comienzo alpino. Merlin hizo un gran trabajo de elegir el derecho subir para nuestra capacidad. Era difícil y gratificante. Él claramente delineado expectativas antes empezamos, así que no sabíamos qué esperar. La subida en sí estaba fuera de este mundo - algunos de los paisajes más increíbles que he visto. Recomiendo encarecidamente una subida de Mojón Rojo durante su visita a El Chaltén!

James M.

5.00

October, 2017

Guided ski touring trip in Frey Hut

This was my first experience of a backcountry and Patagonian skiing and it could not have been a more rewarding experience. Unbelievable scenery, fantastic skiing and great fun. Jorge is the consummate host, able to combine a group of mixed ability fitness and experience without ever compromising on the level of challenge: guide, teacher, asador, guitar master and now friend, I cannot recommend Andescross highly enough

Charles B

5.00

August, 2017

Guided ski touring trip in Frey Hut

Jorge was a phenomenal mountain guide. He put us in some great snow and kept everyone safe. He is personally a great guy and went out of his way to make sure everyone had a great time. I'm always happy to serve as a reference for anyone considering a trip with Andescross. Spent two days in Baguales. Snow as incredible and the food was tier I. A truly unique, top tier experience. Hundreds of acres of private ski land in the Andes provided a unique, isolated touring experience. Spent four days at Frey Hut. Jorge knew all the tips and tricks to make the stay very enjoyable. We toured up to a few peaks every day. Made lots of friends from all walks of life. I would do this trip again in a heartbeat, and hopefully take more time to do a few volcanoes later in the season. Next on the list - Antarctica or Norway with Andescross!

Sam K

5.00

April, 2017

Cerro Madsen 1-day guided ascent

Our day trip up Cerro Madsen was amazing! There was a chance of rain in the afternoon of our trip so Merlin and team made accommodations for us to leave early in the morning to try to beat the storm and we were so happy they did. We were able to beat the rain by hiking in the morning and made the ascent up to the top of Cerro Madsen. Our guide was superb at understanding our skill level and pushing us accordingly! I would highly suggest using Mountaineering Patagonia. They are professional, provide you with some of the gear needed, and make sure you have a safe trip. Thanks Merlin!

Sam K

5.00

April, 2017

Cerro Madsen 1-day guided ascent

Nuestro viaje por Cerro Madsen era increíble! Había una posibilidad de lluvia por la tarde de nuestro viaje, así Merlin y equipo hicieron alojamientos para dejar temprano en la mañana para tratar de superar la tormenta y estábamos tan contentos que ellos. Pudimos superar la lluvia en caminatas en la mañana e hizo la subida hasta la cima del cerro Madsen. Nuestro guía era excelente en nuestro nivel de habilidad y comprensión nos empuje en consecuencia! Sugeriría usando el montañismo Patagonia. Ellos son profesionales, ofrecen algunos de los equipo necesario, y asegúrese de tener un seguro de viaje. Gracias Merlin!

travel123runner

5.00

April, 2017

“Aguja de la S” alpine guided climbing

Tuvimos una experiencia fenomenal, culminando en una cumbre exitosa de aguja de la S, y recomiendo encarecidamente el montañismo Patagonia. Juan Aguada fue nuestro guía, y él estaba bien informado, capacitado, entusiasta y alentador (y parecía conocer a todos en la montaña! ) - con un montón de historias sobre la zona y sus increíbles escaladas en Fitz Roy, Cerro Solo, etc. Todas nuestras experiencias con el montañismo Patagonia, desde la reserva inicial a la última poco del viaje, era muy profesional. Cuando hice la investigación inicial sobre las opciones de viaje, Merlin se ofreció a Skype y me dieron una minuciosa descripción de las diferentes opciones, y comprensión que necesitamos ser flexibles dado tiempo l�iles de la Patagonia. Él era atento y receptivo a las preguntas que conducen a la vuelta, y se reunió con nosotros tan pronto como llegamos a El Chaltén. Hemos revisado los pronósticos del clima, tanto con él y Juan, para venir con un plan de acción que maximice las posibilidades de tener una subida algo divertido. Cuando el pronóstico del clima cambió, fueron rápidos para comunicarse con nosotros y cambie nuestros planes en consecuencia. Terminamos siendo increíblemente tuvimos suerte con el clima, y tenía un enfoque sorprendentemente soleado para el campamento base. Llegamos a dormir en una cueva de roca, con una magnífica vista de la puesta de sol, y despertaron a un claro y viento matinal. Cruzando el glaciar en el amanecer fue espectacular, y luego nos volvimos locos para llegar a poner en los zapatos de rock y empezar la escalada! La subida era hermosa, y no pudimos conseguir por el hecho de que estábamos mirando en Poincenot y Fitz Roy (espectacular). Juan era cuidado, atento, detallista y entusiasta todo el tiempo, realmente no podría haber pedido una experiencia mejor. Nos gustaría hacer este viaje de nuevo en un abrir y cerrar de ojos.

Aaron

5.00

March, 2017

Ascent to Mount Aconcagua, Extended Route

My friend Marc and I hired Inka for their logistics, know how, and reputation (we were self guided). Our initial email communication with Inka was very encouraging - extremely responsive, knowledgeable and helpful! They helped us plan our itinerary, execute it, and were always available for help. The Inka staff at Hotel Ayelyn, Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas were none other than amazing! We had an absolutely great experience, and I would highly recommend them to others - whether you are looking for a guided service or just logistical help along the way, give them a chance! A special shout out to Hilda (coordinator), who was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Thanks! Aaron

Kisumu

5.00

March, 2017

17-day Aconcagua ascent via the normal route (with optional porters)

From the start Aventuras Patagonicas was welcoming, which set the trip up on the right foot. The guides, Wes, Lucia and Sebastian were all excellent and worked very hard to get the group of climbers safely up and down the mountain. The food was excellent and well organized. The gear provided on the mountain (tents) were also of good quality. I would climb again with Patagonicas.

Kimmo Savolainen

5.00

March, 2017

Expedition to Mount Aconcagua, 6962 m

The trip to Aconcagua with Gastón was really nice. Gaston was a great guide and we all learned a lot from him. In addition to his mountaineering skills he is an excellent story teller and we enjoyed his company a lot. It was unfortunate that we were not able to summit, but I was expecting that may be the case with weather so I was not disappointed. All in all, I was really pleased of the service, food, wine, company, mountain. I can not think of anything bad to say.

Pawel

5.00

February, 2017

Aconcagua guided climb in only 12 days

Great guides, great equipment, amazed about how good food was. All round a very experienced and top end operator who know what they are doing and will maximise your chances of getting to the summit. Reaching top Aconcagua was one of greatest highlights of my life thank you Aventuras Patagonicas.

Amir

5.00

January, 2017

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

Great experience !!! Every thing was was perfect! From the people in the office, to the staff on the mountain and the very professional guide. Anybody did his best to give me my perfect experience!!! Thank you

Peter

5.00

January, 2017

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

I have completed an expedition to Cerro Aconcagua with Inka Expeditions. Everything was very well organized and extremely well executed. Thanks to efforts of the people in the office, the gauchos, the friendly and professional staff at the Base Camp, strong porters and our excellent guides Vito Magni and Damien Colson, 4 out 5 of us were able to reach the summit on Jan. 30/17 in difficult conditions. If anybody wants his dreams to become true, should not hesitate to contact Inka expeditions.Thank you very much to everyone...

Anonymous

5.00

January, 2017

Aconcagua Ascent via Guanacos Valley Route

I did a 20 day climb of Aconcagua with this company. The guides were excellent and made the trip as enjoyable as possible. We had hot meals every evening and morning. Aconcagua is a hard mountain and it takes a great deal of effort to reach the top. The guides at Patagonicas are committed to each client's safety on the mountain. I would recommend them over any other company on the mountain.

Saverio P

5.00

January, 2017

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

We went for a 1.5-day ascent to Mojon Rojo, which is highly recommended as a technically easy but hugely rewarding summit. Merlin is an excellent guide, he will keep your spirits high and make sure he shares the right amount of local knowledge. He's technically very skilled and will always operate in the safest way. Excellent food and good vibes, too!

Michael F

5.00

December, 2016

The Aguja Guillaumet guided alpine climbing

Me and my friend spent 3 days with Merlin and had a fantastic time in Chalten area. He's very a very experienced fully certified guide, very strong, flexible and has excellent English. We were lucky with the weather (which can be very unpredictable) and climb Aguja Guillaumet along Fonrouge route. Highly recommended.

Rusty

5.00

December, 2016

Cerro Madsen 1-day guided ascent

My wife & I had an absolutely amazing experience climbing Cerro Madsen. We were put in touch with Merlin through Explore-Share & he was really accommodating in helping us plan the experience & chose a mountain that best suited our capabilities. Merlin, thank you for being so patient with us & answering about a thousand questions from me. You were always extremely helpful, friendly & flexible with us.   Also, a massive thank you to our guide, Sebastian, for taking us to the top of Cerro Madsen. Sebastian is a truly phenomenal guide & mountaineer. He is an extremely capable, knowledgeable, friendly & encouraging person who made us overcome all the obstacles to reach the summit. His constant motivation & encouragement made us overcome our own shortcomings / limitations & drove us all the way to the top without ever compromising our safety.   It was an absolutely breathtaking & out of this world experience & I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it to anyone looking for a similar adventure. My wife & I have used many companies / guides all over the world in the past, but Merlin & Sebastian have definitely set a new benchmark for us that is going to be really hard to beat.

Carine S

5.00

December, 2016

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

L'ascension du Mojon Rojo sur 2 jours avec Merlin est une expérience inoubliable! Merlin a choisi une bonne fenêtre météo, a pris le temps de parler du sommet avec nous et de préparer le matériel. La nuit en bivouac a été agrémentée d'un dîner de pâtes carbonara délicieux et l'arrivée au sommet d'une vue incroyable. Je vous recommande!

Rusty1976

5.00

December, 2016

Cerro Madsen 1-day guided ascent

Mi esposa y yo tuvimos una experiencia absolutamente increíble escalada Cerro Madsen. Nos pusieron en contacto con Merlin (Patagonia) por explorar el montañismo - Compartir y él era muy complaciente en ayudarnos a planear la experiencia y elegir un montaña que mejor se adapta nuestras capacidades. Merlin, gracias por ser tan paciente con nosotros y responder unos mil preguntas de mi parte. Usted siempre eran extremadamente servicial, amable y flexible con nosotros. Además, un enorme gracias a nuestra guía, Sebastián, para llevarnos hasta la cima de Cerro Madsen. Sebastián es un guía verdaderamente fenomenal y mountaineer. Él es extremadamente capaz, eficiente, amable y alentador que nos hizo superar todos los obstáculos para llegar a la cumbre. Su constante motivación y aliento nos hizo superar nuestras deficiencias y limitaciones y nos llevó hasta la cima sin comprometer nuestra seguridad. Era absolutamente impresionante y experiencia fuera de este mundo y no dudaría en recomendar el montañismo Patagonia a cualquiera que busque una aventura similar. Mi esposa y yo hemos usado muchas empresas/guías de todo el mundo en el pasado, pero sin duda y Sebastián Merlin han establecido un nuevo punto de referencia para nosotros que va a ser muy difícil de superar.

LucaDomi

5.00

May, 2016

“Aguja de la S” alpine guided climbing

I got in touch with Merlin well in advance (strongly recommend to) to prepare an alpine ascent in Fitz Roy area. Merlin and Jaun were really fantastic in the support. We had several chat while I was still back home to assess experience, gears, possible alternatives in case of bad weather. I found everything managed in a very professional, friendly and safe way, both down in the village and during the climb. Really fantastic! Thanks a lot!

LucaDomi

5.00

May, 2016

“Aguja de la S” alpine guided climbing

Me puse en contacto con Merlin con antelación (fuertemente) para preparar un ascenso alpino en la zona del Fitz Roy. Merlin y Juan eran realmente fantástico en el soporte. Tuvimos varios chat mientras todavía estaba de vuelta a casa a evaluar la experiencia, marchas, posibles alternativas en caso de mal tiempo. Me pareció que todo gestionado de una manera muy profesional, amable y seguro, tanto en el pueblo y durante la subida. Realmente fantástico! Muchas gracias.

Lars B

5.00

April, 2016

The Aguja Guillaumet guided alpine climbing

We went with Merlin to attempt to scale Guillaumet. Merlin was a great guide and was super flexible. We didn't make it to the summit because of weather, and so he took us rock climbing around el chalten instead. If I went back, I'd definitely go with him again.

Oleksii

5.00

March, 2016

Expedition to Mount Aconcagua, 6962 m

Gaston is the most experienced guide and trustworthy person that I've ever met in my life. We summited Aconcagua in 9 days and it was the best adventure in my life. Definitely recommend!

Inés

5.00

January, 2016

Climbing Lanin Volcano, 3776m

Luis es un guía absolutamente maravilloso, con un conocimiento de la montaña superlativo que nos dio seguridad y permitió disfrutar incluso con condiciones climáticas difíciles. Tiene un gran manejo de grupo, firme y amable a la vez, con sentido del humor y gran amor por la naturaleza. Los seis días de la transvolcánica fueron mágicos y estoy a la expectativa de una nueva travesía.

Kevin

5.00

January, 2016

Climbing Tronador: from the hut to the summit in 1 day

I had a great time in Bariloche and went with Andescross to climb in Frey and also ascend Cerro Tronador along with a friend I was travelling with. Jorge is awesome and made the whole experience enjoyable. His love of this beautiful area comes across and he was very accommodating with us, working around the weather (it snowed one night at Frey) and maximizing the amount and quality of climbing we did. He also took us to Cerro Lopez to get one last climb in since we had minimal good weather up at Frey. Jorge is a great guide and I was very comfortable climbing with him. After a couple day's rest we ascended Cerro Tronador with Nahuel. It is a great glacier climb with a spicy finish. A pretty demanding ascent and descent, but well worth the view from Pico Argentina. I would definitely go climbing with Jorge and Andescross again and hope to soon!

Marcochileno

5.00

December, 2015

Climbing Mojon Rojo, El Chaltén

Ich habe zusammen mit Merlin die zwei Tages Tour auf den Mojón Rojo gemacht. Es war eine geniale und abwechslungsreiche Tour und ich empfehle sie euch gerne weiter. Merlin ist ein super Guide, spricht sehr gut englisch, er kennt die Berge, Flora und Fauna und gibt das Wissen gerne weiter. Die Tour war sehr gut vorbereitet, das Equipment in einwandfreiem Zustand, sehr gutes Essen und wir hatten Glück mit dem super Wetter. Zuerst läuft mann den normalen Wanderwegen bis Campamento Poincenot, anschliessend bis zur Laguna Sucia wobei der Weg langsam endet und mann über grössere Steine und auch Felsen steigen muss bis Laguna Sucia erreicht wird. Hier, auf der Höhe der Lagune geniesst mann bereits die Sicht auf die umliegenden Berge und die tolle Farbe der Lagune. Es geht weiter am Rande der Lagune entlang bis vor dem herunterfliessenden Bächlein dann der Aufstieg beginnt. Dieser erfolgt über grössere Steine, durch den kleinen Bach, über kleines loses Geröll und in unserem Fall auch noch über einige Schneefelder wobei wir hier das erste Mal die Steigeisen verwendeten bis schlussendlich das Tagesziel, das Biwak unter dem Fels erreicht wird. Am nächsten Morgen geht es früh los, wir wollen für Sonnenaufgang oben am grossen Schneefeld sein. Der Sonnenaufgang ist atemberaubend, herrliches Panorama und perfekte Sicht auf den Fitz Roy. Danach geht es im Zweiergespann mit Steigeisen und Eispickel sehr steil Bergauf bis es nur noch Felsen hat. Jetzt dauert es nicht mehr lange bis zum Gipfel, es folgt jedoch noch eine gesicherte ca. 20m hohe Kletterpartie. Bald darauf ist unser Ziel erreicht, der Gipfel des Mojón Rojo. Glücksgefühle und 360° Aussicht, einfach perfekt und Atemberaubend! Jeder Meter und jeden Schweisstropf ist es wert. Es folgt nun der Abstieg zurück zum Biwak, dort Zusammenpacken und Mittagessen. Jetzt folgt der Rückweg. In El Chaltén angekommen kehren wir im Restaurant ein und gönnen uns ein Bier und eine Portion Pommes.

Lachlan W

5.00

November, 2015

Climb Cerro Solo, South Patagonia

I did an ascent of Cerro Solo and some ice climbing with Merlin in November 2015. Merlin was incredibly accommodating, as a solo traveller he was able to customise the trip for me so it included a few elements I was really keen on. I asked him a ton of questions before the trip and he called me on whatsapp to give me all the information I wanted. Merlin's english was excellent which made him a great conversation buddy on the trek, I even had dinner with his family when we got back to town. The mountain ascent itself was hard work. We had a 3am start, carried 20kg backpacks, scrambled over loose scree in huge mountaineering boots and shared a tiny tent, but that's what made it special and so rewarding when we reached the top. We were also very lucky with the weather. One thing to be aware of, if you're doing a technical ascent that involves ropes, crampons and ice axes like Cerro Solo, it's mountaineering as opposed to trekking, which is excluded from all standard travel insurance policies in Australia. Having said that I trusted Merlin's 20 odd years of experience so I felt completely safe. Do it, the memories are worth the money!

dadsantafe

5.00

November, 2015

Climb Cerro Solo, South Patagonia

Cada día me asombro más del profesionalismo de Merlin Lipschitz. Nada queda librado al azar. De cada palabra suya se aprende algo. La vuelta al Cerro Solo es muy exigente y dependen fundamentalmente de las condiciones climáticas, pero vale la pena el esfuerzo. Son tres o cuatro días de caminata dependiendo del clima. Solo para personas con muy buena preparación física. Recomiendo esta travesía pero especialmente recomiendo la guia de Merlin, una garantía de seguridad.

Anonymous

October, 2015

Climb Cerro Solo, South Patagonia

Cada día me asombro más del profesionalismo de Merlin Lipschitz. Nada queda librado al azar. De cada palabra suya se aprende algo. La vuelta al Cerro Solo es muy exigente y dependen fundamentalmente de las condiciones climáticas, pero vale la pena el esfuerzo. Son tres o cuatro días de caminata dependiendo del clima. Solo para personas con muy buena preparación física. Recomiendo esta travesía pero especialmente recomiendo la guia de Merlin, una garantía de seguridad.

Anonymous

October, 2015

Climb Cerro Solo, South Patagonia

Cada día me asombro más del profesionalismo de Merlin Lipschitz. Nada queda librado al azar. De cada palabra suya se aprende algo. La vuelta al Cerro Solo es muy exigente y dependen fundamentalmente de las condiciones climáticas, pero vale la pena el esfuerzo. Son tres o cuatro días de caminata dependiendo del clima. Solo para personas con muy buena preparación física. Recomiendo esta travesía pero especialmente recomiendo la guia de Merlin, una garantía de seguridad.

Sébastien

5.00

April, 2015

Climb Aguja Guillaumet 2579m in Patagonia

Beautiful moment shared. First summit in the Fitzroy line. Magical and fascinating place. We climbed through the route Amy for the summit Guillaumet. Indio is the perfect, Professional and passionate, he's a perfect guide to do quality with security. Next time, we plan to clim both pics: Cerro Torres and Fitzroy. Enjoy seb

Patrick Telan

5.00

March, 2015

Mount Tronador 3-day guided climbing tour

Our group had the pleasure of trekking with Craig over a 4 day hike to Mt. Tronador. First of all, Craig is an absolute professional whose focus is on safety first and then on adventure. His Scottish accent and quick wit were a perfect fit for our group of 5 Dads and 5 teen sons. I would highly recommend Craig for any adventure in Patagonia!

Micaela

5.00

May, 2014

Climbing Mount Tronador, Bariloche

Have recently hiked up Mt Tronador with Lucas as a guide. The rest of the team and I were very happy to have him guide us. He is very professional and experienced, yet also very attentive and friendly. Would definitely consider hiring him again for our next adventure!

Indio

5.00

April, 2014

Climb Aguja Guillaumet 2579m in Patagonia

Gracias por los comentarios, la pasamos muy bien en la Ascensión. un muy buen grupo y divertidos!!


 

There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Argentina

The scenery of Argentina is absolutely jaw-dropping and breath-taking, with vast tracts of fields and pampas giving way to massive lakes, humongous mountains and dry rock formations. Patagonia in particular has been a source of fascination for centuries, with its other-worldly terrain and sheer emptiness creating a unique territory at the bottom of the world.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+54

Language

Spanish

Currency

Argentine Peso

Best time to visit

October-March, when the weather is warmest and conditions driest

How to get there

Flights to Buenos Aires from most South/Central/North American hubs, with many more from Europe

Weather

Hot summers and mild Winters in most of the country, with Patagonia very cold for most of the year

More info about Mountain Climbing in Argentina:

Argentina is a very large country, with every conceivable type of climate and landscape possible located within. Each region has its own distinct culture, so try and learn more about each one to discover just how diverse this place is. Some of the mountain climbing can be extremely difficult, so make sure you have a good level of fitness before undertaking

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